When players have a schedule conflict regarding practices and tournaments, there are channels in place for players to communicate with their coaches. Generally, all athletes are expected to make every effort to attend every practice and tournament.
If a player must miss practice, a telephone call (not email) to their respective coaches is mandatory, at least 4 hours before practice. Only after attempting and failing to reach a coach, can a player contact a teammate to pass the word along to the coaches. Whatever the reason, if an athlete misses practice, her playing time may be affected.
If a player must miss a tournament, their coach must be notified 2 weeks prior, so that team preparation for the tournament can be made. Whatever the reason, if an athlete misses a tournament, his or her playing time may be affected in future tournaments.